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C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 4223000h 53m 52s+45° 56’ 39”
StarHIP 4639000h 59m 34s+45° 24’ 24”
StarHIP 4900001h 02m 52s+47° 02’ 51”
StarHIP 45557.210400h 58m 16s+45° 35’ 49”
StarHIP 41158.68900h 52m 45s+45° 26’ 28”
StarHIP 43138.834800h 55m 12s+44° 59’ 33”
StarHIP 49116.479601h 03m 01s+47° 22’ 34”
StarHIP 53888.076201h 08m 57s+45° 56’ 33”
StarHIP 48878.484401h 02m 45s+45° 25’ 31”
StarHIP 45846.829800h 58m 43s+47° 02’ 11”
StarHIP 43647.66300h 55m 56s+45° 40’ 58”
StarHIP 43067.671200h 55m 09s+46° 52’ 58”
StarHIP 46755.651801h 00m 03s+44° 42’ 47”
StarHIP 42028.238800h 53m 38s+45° 49’ 04”
StarHIP 46887.120401h 00m 13s+47° 19’ 06”
StarHIP 41787.675600h 53m 20s+46° 35’ 43”
StarHIP 45015.99400h 57m 39s+45° 50’ 21”
StarHIP 45817.513800h 58m 41s+44° 57’ 22”
StarHIP 43587.961800h 55m 50s+46° 52’ 33”
StarHIP 47716.786401h 01m 18s+45° 27’ 07”
StarHIP 46338.454600h 59m 27s+46° 50’ 28”
StarHIP 43867.639200h 56m 13s+46° 39’ 14”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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